Ralph the Sacred River: Is the Gospel of Judas “Troubling”?


Ed has a great little post summing up the popular impact of the release of Judas. I couldn’t have said it better so I shan’t. Ending bit:

I suppose it bears repeating: (1) none of the Gnostic gospels, which date from at least a century after the time of Christ, have any credible claim to provide evidence about the historical Jesus; (2) none of the early New Testament canons ever included any gnostic Gospels, therefore those Gospels could not have been “edited out”; (2) any theological perspective held by grown-ups on the formation of the canon should be able to accommodate both the governing hand of God and the presence of “historical and political forces.”

Sigh.

 

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